While I may have returned to Germany after last week’s #data17 Tableau Conference on Tour in London, for #MakeoverMonday we’re staying in London for another week.
The original viz is a simple pie chart looking at art work by William Turner versus other artists.
Not knowing what exact tables the author included, our dataset does provide different numbers, but I picked the pie chart as a starting point because makeovers of pie charts are always fun.
What I like about it:
- It’s very very simple. Two slices, two colours
- The labels provide detail that can be lost in a pie chart where areas are always hard to interpret unless they are simple shapes like halves or quarters
- The colours, while not very exciting, are okay as they are distinct enough
What I don’t like about it:
- The chart was done in Excel which gives it that very basic Excel viz look. Not a huge fan of that
- The colours could be changed to relate better to the topic at hand
- I don’t care much about the shadow effect at the bottom of the circle
- I would like to see more content provided on the actual viz, i.e. what is the timeframe the data relates to, etc.
- The legend could have been incorporated into the viz because there is plenty of space on the actual pie chart
What I did:
- I wanted to focus on a subset of the data and was really intrigued about the mediums used by Turner as well as the format
- As Turner favored portrait layout over landscape, I also wanted to make sure my viz layout was portrait
- I stuck, like many other, to a simple colour scheme or greys with a bit of brown for the final section, as most of the landscape artwork is scenic
- Incorporating big numbers more effectively is something I want to focus on more and more